Ali & Nino - Chapters 28-29 Summary & Analysis

Lev Nussimbaum
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Chapters 28-29 Summary

Ali and Nino talk as disjointedly as the Teach Yourself English primer as they prepare for their first diplomatic reception in their newly-decorated home. Nino is nostalgic about the âoul. As he greets guests, Ali wonders if they are expecting belly-dancers instead of proper English manners and whiskey and soda. In light conversations, Nino dispels myths about Azerbaijan. Ali reminds himself that Nino is a Christian as men look her over and touch her fingers, but still feels shame and fury. Nino looks frightened. As he serves liquor and cigars, officers dare to compliment Ali on his beautiful wife and home. He fights not to box ears. He talks about cultural progress despite the Russians and plans for sending young people abroad to study. A former British Consul in Persia believes that Azerbaijan is ready for independence and should be recognized. Ali reports this to...

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